Travel Diary: Lisbon at Night

“I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” ~ Vincent van Gogh

I honestly haven’t spent enough time working on my photography skills outside of food so my recent time spent in Lisbon was a great opportunity to practice. One of my favorite occasions during my traveling was this one night there when I took to the streets and explored some of the inner parts of the city at night. I didn’t realize before visiting that Lisbon is such a lovely city full of historical monuments and intricately designed mosaic walkways.

Dark photography is pretty challenging as anyone familiar with cameras will know, so it was fun to test what I’ve learned about it through my years of photo-taking. Since I always use natural daytime light for my food photos these type of shots are pretty uncharted waters for me.

I’ve always known this about myself, but visiting two new big cities confirmed it for me even more; cities are great to visit but I’d never want to live there for a long period of time. Personally I prefer the peace and freedom of more rural living. That’s probably why the rustic mountain life of North Idaho appeals to me so much. But don’t get me wrong, I do so enjoy spending time in the city. A huge part of city life that fascinates me is how everything simply transforms in the night time. It’s kind of magical.

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